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It’s National Library Week and April 6 is National Library Workers Day, a time to recognize library professionals for their expertise and commitment to transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. The day also reminds residents of North Central Washington that libraries of all types provide endless opportunities for engagement, enrichment and development.

 There are approximately 50 NCW Libraries staff members working in our 30 library branches throughout Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Okanogan, and Ferry counties, as well as another 50 working in our Mail Order Library, Bookmobiles, Outreach and support services. This team works hard to circulate an average of 135,500 items every month, and normally welcomes on average 80,000 visitors a month to local libraries. 

 To show appreciation for NCW Libraries staff and the work they do throughout the year, members of the community are invited to “Submit a Star” by providing a testimonial about a favorite library employee. Patrons are welcome to share stories on how library staff have an impact on their lives or community. Each testimonial will be posted in the “Galaxy of Stars” on the NLWD website. 

National Library Workers Day is held annually during National Library Week (April 4– 10) and is sponsored by the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association.

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